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Tanzania Partners With Japan Agency To Launch A 12-Year Plan To Boost Rice Production

Tanzania government in partnership with the World Bank, Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a 12-year plan that seeks to boost rice production. Dubbed as ‘The National Rice Development Strategy Programme’ the initiative is part of the Coalition for African Rice Development aimed at feeding East Africa and forestall a food crisis in the region. Mathew Mtingumwe,.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 11th May 2019

Nigerian Breweries Achieves 57% Local Sourcing Of Raw Materials

The Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc says it has achieved 57% of its 60 per cent 2020 target for local sourcing of raw material for production. According to Sade Morgan, Corporate Affairs Director, local sourcing was an integral part of the company’s long term sustainability agenda as it remains at the heart of the company’s operations. “We are also exploring the use of maize and rice as brewing adjuncts (sources of starch) in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th May 2019

The World Food Programme Partners with TABD

The World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with state owned development financial institution, Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TABD) in implementing the Farm to Market Alliance (FTMA) project. The project seeks to boost the agriculture sector in the country with plans of explore ways to scale up the FTMA model and have more smallholders under the arrangement. According to a Daily News report, the platform has enabled TADB to provide.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th May 2019

Ethiopian government regulates food and agriculture sector

The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) is undergoing various reforms and economic liberalizations in the food and agriculture sectors. Over the past five years, the process of updating and modernizing the country’s food safety, animal and plant health regulatory systems has become paramount.    These developments are attributed to the nation’s fast-paced, export-oriented economic growth, which has spurred a rising number of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th April 2019

KENYA LOOKS TO BOOST ITS AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN LINE WITH VISION 2030

Agriculture is the key to Kenya's economy, contributing 26 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 27 per cent of (GDP) indirectly through linkages with other sectors. The sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya's rural people. In the rural economy the agricultural sector continues to play a vital role. While, agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a multitude of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th April 2019

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE NOW AT THE FOREFRONT OF DEVELOPMENT PLANS IN TANZANIA

The largest and most important sector of the Tanzanian economy is undoubtedly agriculture, the country benefits from a diverse production base which includes livestock, staple food crops and a variety of cash crops. In the last 10 years the sector’s contribution to GDP has more than tripled, this is supported by rising cash crop production, an emerging agro-processing segment and strong domestic demand for processed food. However, at the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th April 2019

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL SCALE FOOD PROCESSING INVESTMENT IN KENYA

Kenya stands out as a huge business hub among all the countries in the East and Central African sub-regions, in terms of GDP, the economy of Kenya is the largest in the region with 53.40 USD by records that are available. It is also one of the top ten economies in the entire continent of Africa and there exist huge opportunities for small and medium-scale businesses that are involved with processing of food in this East African country. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th April 2019

Tanzania's oil shortage becomes good news for importers

Tanzania is becoming a promising market for edible oil players as its seeking investors in the edible oil sector to tame its huge import bill, which stands at $294 million. The nation is facing a large deficit in production of edible oil, paving the path for imports to meet growing demand. The government has is finding measures to reduce duties on imports, including from East African Community member states, resulting in  more and more.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st April 2019

Coffee Farmers to Benefit From Sh3 Billion Fund

The small-scale coffee farmers can expect a wave of positivity are set to benefit from a Sh3 billion revolving fund, as a leading world lobby is going to fight for higher prices. President Uhuru Kenyatta recently said the government has set aside the money to help in harvesting and loss reduction at farm level. Opening the 124th session of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) Council in Nairobi, President said the allocation is part of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st April 2019

Tanzanian Government to Invest Heavily in Palm Oil Farming

The Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr. Kassim Majaliwa recently stated that the government has allocated 4.3 million U.S dollars to boost the cultivation of palm oil as a part of its strategy to develop the crop so that its farmers are on the same level as growers of other cash crops. Majaliwa made this statement while speaking in western Tanzania's region of Kigoma soon after inspecting an oil palm farm of the National Service Department (JKT).... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th February 2019

East Africa - Leaders in Africa's Agricultural transformation

 In implementing Africa's agricultural transformation policies, East African countries are leading. South Africa is second, according to a report on the Malabo declaration.  The declaration is a set of agricultural objectives to be achieved by 2025 by the Heads of State at the African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014.  The Scorecard for African Agricultural Transformation tracks progress in government.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 9th February 2019

Ethiopia to host Foodagro Africa Exhibition in Addis Ababa

Foodagro Ethiopia 2019 will be held from 21st – 23rd March 2019 in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa .  The event will target the Ethiopian Food Processing and Agricultural industry and taps into the huge investment potential of this growing sector. The focus will be fortified foods, packaged foods, agricultural machinery, processing and commodities. Ethiopia’s population, currently a little over 100 million presents.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st December 2018



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